what to do with the kids this weekend: Friday, February 9 – Sunday, February 11, 2018




On both Saturday and Sunday you can build a pine cone bird feeder at World’s End in Hingham! Winter is a great season to explore World’s End and if you head to the reservation on either Saturday or Sunday, through March, you can venture out into the winter landscape and collect supplies to make your own pine cone birdfeeder. Talk to the friendly World’s End rangers before heading out, they will show you great places to find pine cones on the property then take your pine cone back to the gatehouse to build your birdfeeder. They will provide all the supplies you will need. While you’re making your bird feeder, learn from the ranger about all the migrating birds that call Worlds End home! This program is free and fun for kids of all ages. No registration needed, simply visit the property on Saturday or Sunday during normal hours of operation, around 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  http://www.thetrustees.org/things-to-do/south-shore/event-36830.html?srregion=south-shore&srrelated_property=&srevent_type=&dateType=srevent_start_date&srstartDate=01%2F19%2F2018&srendDate=01%2F21%2F2018&x=52&y=7


Saturday, February 10, 2018:

Keep your reading skills sharp by reading to Salty, the newest member of Hingham Library’s reading therapy dog team! Salty is a 13 year old Chihuahua who is a gentle and patient listener and a certified therapy dog. He is available for 15 minute sessions from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Call the library to reserve your spot: 781.741.1405 ext. 1403.


Learn about the science of chocolate at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today! This drop in class is designed for all ages, and takes places from noon until 3:00 p.m. Chocolate can be fascinating as well as delicious and today you’ll learn about how cacao trees grow in rainforests, discover the difference among dark, milk and white chocolate, and explore chocolates various special properties that make it such a beloved treat around the world. The cost is $5 for members and $8 for non-members.


Sunday, February 11, 2018:

Back at the South Shore Natural Science Center in Norwell today from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. kids ages 5 and older (with an adult caregiver) can learn to bird! Want to sharpen your birding skills or learn the basics of a map and compass? Then check out the South Shore Natural Science Center’s Learn to series. Today is learn to bird, Sunday, March 18 is learn to geocache and Sunday, April 8 is learn to map and compass.  The cost is $13 for members and $15 for non-members per child per class.


Today at the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, kids ages 6 – 10 can learn how to paint with acrylics on a canvas. Students ill paint an 8×10 canvas with guided, step-by-step instructions and go home with a unique piece of art! All supplies are included and the class runs from 10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The class is $15 for members and $25 for non-members.  

On the second Sunday of every month, explore Fuller Craft Museum on a family-friendly tour that includes conversation and creative, hands-on gallery activities. Tours are organized around a single theme and highlight artworks on view from the permanent collection and special exhibitions. This is geared for families with children ages 5 and up and the cost is $20 per Museum non-member family / $15 per Museum Member family (includes admission and tour for two adults and up to four children). Please register your family as a unit. Do not register individuals.



The 30th annual Lunar New Year Festival takes place in Quincy today from noon until 5:00 p.m. at North Quincy High School! The day kicks off with the Lion Dance Ceremony at noon time and includes music, dance, cultural performances along with storybook hour with children’s author Grace Lin and New Year arts and crafts too. There will be a best Asian restaurant competition along with a karaoke competition with cash prizes! Admission and parking are free – more details at quincyasianresources.org.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           


Ongoing Ideas


Been to the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton? Children under 12 are admitted for free and everyone is admitted for free Thursdays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Admission is free for Brockton residents! www.fullercraft.org 


The Children’s Museum in Boston costs $1 to enter Fridays from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m.! Current exhibits include Explore-a-Saurus where you can assume the role of scientist and explore the evidence, the science and the features that make dinosaurs so compelling. You can touch and measure a fossil footprint and learn what clues it gives about a dinosaur’s size. You can manipulate a full-size model and learn how they moved and rearrange bone puzzles to learn about dinosaur anatomy. Learn more HERE. http://www.bostonchildrensmuseum.org/exhibits-programs/exhibits/explore%E2%80%A2a%E2%80%A2saurus  


Check out the fun events & activities at the Boston Museum of Science: www.mos.org.


Visit the New England Aquarium: www.neaq.org.







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